This is a travel manifesto, outlining why I travel.
Who am I?
Hi, I’m Jonathan Lee.
What am I doing?
In one month, I am moving out of my apartment, putting all of my material possessions into storage, and buying a one way ticket to Australia. I will bring one backpack worth of clothing and equipment, and will backpack around the Australia /Southeast Asia region indefinitely – my magic 8 ball suggests 3 months.
Why am I doing this?
– Because I have to. All my life, I’ve been a very conservative person, always planning ahead so that I can remain fully in control, avoiding even the remote possibility of failure. I want to change this. And so, I’m making this trip without any real serious planning beforehand.
– Because it’s the best available time. I’m 27 years old, single, and renting. There’s nothing tying me down. If I don’t do this now, I never will. The best time might have been right after graduating from college, or immediately after getting laid off a year ago. But the second best time, is right now.
Where am I going?
First, Australia. Then, New Zealand? Thailand? The Philippines? Japan? Poland? Germany? Netherlands? Only time will tell.
How will I be traveling?
Hopefully, cheaply. I’ll be hitting up hostels and couchsurfing whenever I can!